Tessa studied at the University of Southampton, from where she graduated with an honours degree in Politics.
She went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Law before working in London in financial recruitment. Tessa completed a Primary PGCE before moving to Kuwait in 2012, initially joining the Lower Phase as an Early Years Class Teacher. She has since taught in both the Lower and Junior phases and was appointed first to the role of Head of Year for Reception and thereafter as Head of Year 1. Tessa is now the Assistant Head Teacher Academic for the Lower Phase.